'As an American, (Mrs Simpson) loved the access to the highest levels of English society, to be showered with blandishments and expensive jewellery, to be the mistress of the future king. 'But she expected the eventual fate of most mistresses, which is to be dumped.'
Wallis Simpson (Bessie Wallis Warfield-Spencer-Simpson) (1896-1986) USA wife of King Edward VIII “David” (Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David) (1894-1972) Prince of Wales UK, Duke & Duchess of Windsor
The Duke of Windsor (1894-1972) sitting at a desk, which is strewn with books and paperwork in Goverment House in Nassau, the Bahamas, circa 1942. The Duke of Windsor served as Governor of the Bahamas from 1940 to 1945. (Photo by Ivan Dmitri/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)